released from jetty by Dylan Cecil's family after body is found
family of Dylan Cecil, the four year-old boy who slipped into
the sea from Burnham's jetty, released lanterns in his memory
during a special ceremony last night (Thursday, August 23rd).
hours after the body of a child was washed up at Burnham Sailing
Club, his parents joined family members and supporters in releasing
the symbolic lanterns over the town's beach, as pictured here.
body was discovered at 12.30pm on Thursday next to the Sailing
Club's pontoons at the mouth of the River Brue, half a mile from
where he went missing.
parents, Rachel McColum and Darren Cecil, said the discovery of
the body had brought them 'closure' after four days of looking
for their son.
said: "We've got our boy back and he's not out there anymore
- he's not lost at sea."
can put a closure on it now and move on with what we need to do."
Father Darren added: "The thing we were worried about was
him never coming back. Now we've found him we can get closure."
the discovery of the body, Dylans family said in a statement:
"We would like to thank everyone for their help and support
during this difficult time. We would like to express our gratitude
for all the messages of sympathy and support from both the local
community and wider public across the nation."
David and Jackie McCollum laid a pink rose on the beach near Burnham
Sailing Club where Dylan was found.
minute's silence in Dylan's memory will be held at 10am this coming
Sunday at the start of Burnham's annual rescue services day. And
a church service will be held at 6pm the same day in St Andrew's
Church to remember the youngster one week after the tragedy occurred.